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Blackview BV5500 Plus

Blackview BV5500 Plus
$101
Brand: Blackview
Category: Phones
  • Display 5.5-inch 720 x 1440 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera 8 + 0.3 MP Main/ 5 MP front
  • Storage 32 GB
  • RAM 3 GB
  • CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz, Mediatek MT6739
  • OS Android 10

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

8.2
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 8 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 8 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Overview

While there are high speced rugged smartphones, there are entry-level rugged phones as well, and the Blackview BV5500 Plus is one of them. The device mounts a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution, resulting in to a 293 PPI (pixels per inch).

Specification wise, the Blackview BV5500 Plus is powered by the MediaTek MT6739V Chipset. This is a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. Along with the CPU, there’s a PowerVR GE8100 GPU, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage¬† which can be further expanded to 64GB via SD card.

As for the built quality, the Blackview BV5500 Plus is built from a tire like rubber. It is a water/dust resistance device, thanks to the presence of IP68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810G certification.

There are two camera sensors at the back; an 8 + 0.3 MP dual rear sensors, along with a single LED flash. In the front, there’s a single 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfie, FaceID and other AI features.

Interestingly, the BV5500 Plus boot Android 10.0 out of the box, comes with supports for a dual Nano-SIM cards with 4G LTE network. Battery power comes from a 4400mAh battery. All the details specification and silent features of the Blackview BV5500 Plus are compiled in the table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology Network technology refers to the specific protocols and standards that devices use to connect and communicate with cellular networks. GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands 2G network bands are specific radio frequencies used for transmitting voice, texts, and limited data in second-generation mobile networks. GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands 3G network bands are specific radio frequencies allocated for third-generation mobile networks. HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands 4G network bands are specific radio frequencies designated for fourth-generation mobile networks, like LTE (Long-Term Evolution) LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300)
Speed Network speed refers to the rate at which data can be transmitted over a network, typically measured in bits per second (bps), kilobits per second (kbps), megabits per second (Mbps), or gigabits per second (Gbps). HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As This refers to an alternative name of a device in another market, or the model numbers by which the device is known. -
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BODY

Dimensions Dimensions typically refers to the measurements or physical size of a device. It includes various aspects such as length, width, height, and sometimes thickness or depth, presented in units like millimeters (mm) or inches (in). 152.2 x 75.5 x 14.0 mm
Weight Weight refers to the mass or heaviness of a device, usually measured in units like grams (g) or ounces (oz). It indicates how heavy the device is. 220 grams
Build This refers to the construction, quality, and materials used in manufacturing the product. It encompasses the overall design, durability, robustness, and sometimes the aesthetic appearance of the device. Glass front/Titanium Polycarbonate Rubber
SIM Type SIM Type refers to the form or size of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card that a device requires. Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type Display Type refers to the technology used in the screen of a device. It describes the specific method or technology employed to produce the visual output. IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size Display size refers to the physical dimensions of the screen on a device, typically measured diagonally in inches or centimeters. It represents the length of the diagonal line from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner. 5.5 inches, 96.7 cm2 (~68.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution Display resolution refers to the number of pixels that a screen can display horizontally and vertically. It's often represented as the total number of pixels in width by height. 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~262 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System An operating system (OS) is the software that manages a device's hardware and software resources, providing services for programs to run and enabling users to interact with the device. It acts as an intermediary between users and the device hardware, facilitating tasks like file management, memory allocation, and device communication. Android 10
Chipset A chipset is a set of electronic components in a computer or other device that manages data flow between the processor, memory, peripherals, and other hardware components. It serves as a communication hub, coordinating the interactions between different parts of the computer system. Mediatek MT6739V (32 nm)
CPU The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is the primary component of a computer responsible for executing instructions from programs. It performs calculations, carries out logical operations, and manages data, acting as the "brain" of the device. Quad-core CPU (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU A GPU, or Graphics Processing Unit, is a specialized electronic circuit designed to accelerate the creation of images on a screen. It's optimized for handling complex graphical computations and rendering, particularly for gaming, video playback, graphical design, and other visually intensive tasks. PowerVR GE8100

MEMORY

RAM + ROM RAM, or Random Access Memory, is used by the computer's operating system and software to temporarily store data that is actively being used or processed. It's volatile memory, meaning it loses its stored information when the power is turned off. ROM, or Read-Only Memory, is a type of memory that retains its stored data even when the power is turned off. It contains permanent instructions that the computer uses during startup or booting processes. 3 GB
Card Slot A memory card slot is a hardware feature commonly found on various devices such as cameras, smartphones, tablets, and some computers. It's a slot or port designed to accommodate various types of memory cards, including SD (Secure Digital), microSD, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, and others. Users can insert memory cards into these slots to expand storage capacity or transfer data between devices. Yes, up to 32 GB via microSD card

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type This refers to the camera setup on a device. It could be single, dual, triple, or even more. Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) A camera sensor is the electronic component in a digital camera that captures incoming light and converts it into an electronic signal. It's the core element responsible for recording images. 8 + 0.3 dual rear camera
Camera Features Camera features encompass a range of functionalities and capabilities offered by a camera, which can vary based on the device's type, model, and intended use. Some common camera features include; Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) High Dynamic Range (OIS), Burst Mode, etc. Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Video Resolution Video resolution refers to the level of detail in a video image and is typically measured in terms of pixels. It represents the number of distinct pixels that can be displayed in each dimension. Common video resolutions include; HD, FHD, 2K, 4K, and 8K. 720p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type This refers to the camera setup on a device. It could be single, dual, triple, or even more. Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) A camera sensor is the electronic component in a digital camera that captures incoming light and converts it into an electronic signal. It's the core element responsible for recording images. 5-megapixel front camera
Camera Features Camera features encompass a range of functionalities and capabilities offered by a camera, which can vary based on the device's type, model, and intended use. Some common camera features include; Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) High Dynamic Range (OIS), Burst Mode, etc. FaceID, HD, AI Beauty
Video Resolution Video resolution refers to the level of detail in a video image and is typically measured in terms of pixels. It represents the number of distinct pixels that can be displayed in each dimension. Common video resolutions include; HD, FHD, 2K, 4K, and 8K. 720p

SOUND

Loudspeaker A loudspeaker is an electroacoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sound. It consists of various components like a diaphragm, voice coil, magnet, and enclosure. Yes
Speaker Location This simply refers to where the loudspeaker is located on a device. Some common placement includes the rear, basement, sides, and even at the top or within the earpiece grill. Chine, below the display
Audio Jack Type Audio jacks come in different types, each with specific sizes and functionalities. Some common ones include a USB-C audio port, a 3.5mm jack, 6.3mm jack. Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
Sound Enhancements Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

CONNECTIVITY

USB USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, a standard interface used for connecting various devices to a computer or other compatible host device. USB ports come in different shapes and sizes (such as USB-A, USB-B, USB-C) and have evolved over time to offer increased data transfer speeds and power delivery capabilities. Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard used for exchanging data over short distances between devices. It enables devices like smartphones, headphones, speakers, keyboards, and other peripherals to communicate and transmit data without the need for physical wired connections. Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices to connect to the internet and communicate wirelessly within a local area network (LAN). It uses radio waves to transmit data between devices, such as computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC NFC stands for Near Field Communication, a short-range wireless technology that enables devices to communicate with each other when they're brought into close proximity, typically within a few centimeters. NFC allows for contactless data exchange between devices, facilitating various functions like contactless payments, data transfer between smartphones or other compatible devices.
GPS GPS stands for Global Positioning System, a satellite-based navigation system that provides location and time information to users anywhere on or near the Earth. It uses a network of satellites orbiting the Earth to accurately determine the precise location of a GPS receiver or device. Yes
FM Radio Yes

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Battery capacity refers to the amount of electrical charge a battery can store, typically measured in milliampere-hours (mAh) or ampere-hours (Ah). It represents the total amount of energy the battery can hold and consequently determines how long a device can operate before requiring recharging. Non-removable Li-Ion 4400 mAh battery
Fast Charging Battery fast charging is a technology that enables devices to recharge their batteries at a much quicker rate than traditional charging methods. It's designed to reduce the time required to replenish the battery's charge significantly. No
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 28 hours
Stand-by Up to 480 hours
Music Play Up to 31 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Smartphones and mobile devices incorporate various sensors that enable them to interact with their environment and provide enhanced functionalities. Some common sensors found in these devices include; an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity sensor, etc. Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Java Support Java support refers to the compatibility and ability of a device or software platform to run Java-based applications or programs. Java is a widely used programming language known for its platform independence, allowing applications written in Java to run on various devices and operating systems without requiring recompilation. No
Box Contents This refers to items or accessories included in the box of the smartphones. That is items that are available in the box from the device manufacturer. Charging Brick / USB cable

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